SPALDING TOWNSHIP These minutes are approved
POWERS, MICHIGAN 49874
December 18th, 2019 – 6:30 PM
The meeting was brought to order by Supervisor Moraska. The following Board members were present: Jim Moraska, Jerry Bartnicki, Cherryl Mencinger, David LeBoeuf, and Kevin LaBonte. Guests included: Jim Nowack, John Anderson, Robert Biggs, Dan Hammerberg, Austin Kirschner, Menominee County Sheriff’s Officer Smith and Gerald Kleiman.
Robert Biggs presented information to support his application for a grow licence in Spalding Township.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA:
The motion was made by Kevin to approve the agenda with Jerry supporting. All in favor, Aye, Motion carried.
All bills are up to date. A motion was made to accept the Clerks Report by Kevin and was seconded by David. David and Kevin looked over the expense statements. Minutes of the monthly meetings can be viewed on the Township website located at www.powers-spalding.org Motion approved.
Jerry gave the financial hand out showing the Township’s monthly balances and went over the report. A motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made by Cherryl and seconded by Jim. All in favor, Aye. Motion approved.
Both taverns and one grocery store in the township are current for December, no issues were reported.
FIRE REPORT/FIRE CHIEF & FIRE DEPT:
The Department responded to 14 calls costing $6000.00 dollars in losses and spending a total of 28 hours and 26 minutes.
3 memos were submitted.
Subject: Memo #1Grants
Rich as applied for grant this September application period. He requested tools for the rescue truck, light towers, and foam totaling $5000.00. This grant was awarded for $3550.00. The Department will be working on the purchasing of the equipment to close out the grant.
MEMO #2 MEMBER RESIGNATION
Tanner Hafeman has moved to Minnesota for a job opportunity and has returned his turnout gear and pager on 12-4-2019.
MEMO #3 ANNUAL RECOGNITION DINNER
The members present at the regular business meeting were asked if there would be an annual recognition dinner as in the past. Their recommendation of a date for it to be held based on their work schedules is January 25th, 2020. The following members would receive recognition as they have completed their years of service in 2019:
Melissa Hart 10 years
Jim Nowack 45 years
Rich Sexton 15 years
Les Srnka 20 years
A motion was made by Jim and seconded by Cherryl to hold the recognition dinner in January. All in favor, motion carried.
Nothing new and nothing at the Park.
John presented his Assessor’s report. He also presented his new Assessors contract for the next four years. A motion was made by Kevin and seconded by David to approve John’s contract. All in favor, Aye, motion carried. Board of Review will be on March 3rd, 9th and 13th.
Things have been quiet.
Jim has been in contact with the Michigan Townships Association in regards to this issue. MTA emailed Jim all the current information on the issue. The is basically no income to our Township, it goes mostly to the state. It was decided to look further into this information.
Mike is currently working on building a new server and is looking at installing it next weekend. He estimated between 4-5 hours to install it.
LETTER FROM UPSET
Jim received a letter from UPSET asking our Township to support their program. Townships are not allowed to donate to private donors for drug enforcement.
PAR PLAN MEETING INFO HELD
Jim is attending this meeting for our insurance on December 19th, 2019. Par Plan is the insurance for our Township.
ROAD COMMISSION ANNUAL MEETING LETTER
Jim received a letter from the Road Commission stating when their next meeting would be to discuss our Township’s road repair needs. It was decided to invite them to come to our next Township Board meeting and have them come 1 hour before to discuss Road Commission repairs to our roads.
MOTION TO PAY THE BILLS (ROLL CALL VOTE)
Motion was made to pay the bills by David and seconded by Jerry. Motion approved. Roll Call Vote: Jim, yes, Cherryl, yes, Jerry, yes, David, yes. Kevin, yes. Motion approved.
Robert Biggs presented more information supporting his request for a grow operation. Jim appointed Dave LeBoeuf to research this.
John Anderson wanted to thank the Board for his renewed contract.
ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE TOWNSHIP
No other comments.
A motion was made to adjourn by Jerry with Cherryl seconding. Meeting adjourned at 7:38 P.M. CST
Respectfully submitted, Cherryl Mencinger, Township Clerk
The Spalding Township Board would like to wish the residents of our area a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR!